By public transport the 124 km journey from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham is scheduled to take from 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes.
Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham
There are 2 daily direct bus services from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham which you can book online.
|Phnom Penh||Kampong Cham||Service||Cost||Company|
|07:00||10:00||VIP Minibus||$ 9.00||Heng Sokkhoeun Transport|
|19:30||23:00||Sleeper||$ 9.00||Heng Sokkhoeun Transport|
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Children under the age of 3 travel for free if they share a seat with a parent.
Phnom Penh Bus Stop
- Bus services to Kampong Cham depart from the St 139 in Phnom Penh city centre.
Kampong Cham Bus Stop
- Bus services from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham terminate at Kampong Cham Roundabout.
About Kampong Cham
Kampong Cham is charming city of just over 40,000 permanent residents that sits lazily on the banks of the Mekong River, to the north east of Phnom Penh. Not too many tourists visit Kampong Cham, but those who do are richly rewarded with an experience of a friendly relaxed town with some interesting places to visit, similar to other lesser visited destinations in Cambodia such as Battambang. Kampong Cham is easy to get to from Phnom Penh and has a good range of facilities such as hotels and restaurants. The town centre also has it share of French colonial period architecture, much of it left to decay since the French left. The town has had some recent investment from Central Government, but has still some urban development problems, like poorly organised garbage collection, which detract from the city’s appeal.
Amongst the main attractions in Kampong Cham are:
- Nokor Wat: 11th Century Angkor era temple complex close to the town centre. The old buildings are ‘complimented’ by some newer structures, which some commentators have suggested stopped the site from being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
- Koh Paen: An island in the Mekong River accessible by a bamboo bridge or a less chaming concrete bridge. Hiring a push bike or a motrobike will enhance your enjoyment of a visit to this rural island.
- French Lighthouse: A look out tower built by the French colonialists which you climb up. At one time a fire used to be lit at the top of the tower if bandits were spotted to alert the town’s Governor.
- Phnom Hanchey: Hill top temple located 21 km to the north of Kampong Cham city centre on the banks of the Mekong River with good views.
- Pros and Srei Mountains: Two hill top temples located close to each about 9 km to the north west of Kampong Cham city centre.